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Rescuing over 1 Million Slices

Rescuing over 1 Million Slices

26 June 2019

Did you know that 44% of bread is wasted? Toast Ales are here to change that. Their delicious beer is brewed with unsold loaves from bakeries and unused crusts from sandwich makers. The only other ingredients are hops, yeast and water. Toast Ales give 100% of profits to Feedback, an environmental charity campaigning to end food waste. By enjoying Toast, your customers are helping to...

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Between Spain and the New World

Between Spain and the New World

24 June 2019

Puerto de Indias is a premium gin made in Carmona, Seville, in one of the oldest and most traditional distilleries in the province of Andalusia. Its name relates to the discovery of the Americas around the time when Seville was quickly becoming one of the principle trading ports for the exchange of goods between Spain and the New World. The...

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It Began in Georgian London

It Began in Georgian London

20 June 2019

Distilled especially for mixing, Wildcat is the gin of the night. The inspiration for Wildcat gin begins in Georgian London - gin had become such a menage to society it had been outlawed. Captain Dudley Bradstreet, an Irish rogue and adventurer set upon a scheme to sell gin in secret under the sign of a black cat;...

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All Hail Bloody 'Ell

All Hail Bloody 'Ell

19 June 2019

Beavertown are driven by their passion for innovation and quality. They are dedicated to brewing beers that create an experience and crave big flavours and character in every brew. Every aspect of their brewing process is meticulously considered, with their unique artwork being integral to their expression and philosophy as a brewery. New to this month in cans and keg, 'Bloody Ell gives a...

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In the Quest for Quality and Consistency

In the Quest for Quality and Consistency

18 June 2019

The Colin brothers, Richard and Romain, are specialised in Chardonnay-dominated Champagnes. Two thirds of their 12 hectare vineyards are situated in Grand and Premier Cru rated villages in the Cotes des Blancs, Cotes de Sezanne and Vallee de la Marne. The family have been growers for generations since 1829. In 1997, Richard and Romain abandoned the local co-operative system to...

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Buyer's Pick...Keepr's Range

Buyer's Pick...Keepr's Range

14 June 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a Honey Gin from Keepr's. The British Honey Company was launched in 2015 in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, in the beautiful village of Yarnton. Since then, expanding across Oxfordshire, each one of Keepr's hives work endlessly to pollenate British meadows and hedgerows which provide your customers with their scrumptious 100% British honey,...

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Striving to make a Difference

Striving to make a Difference

12 June 2019

Gorilla Spirits Co. was founded by Andy Daniels whose vision was to create a truly ethical business. Based in the north east corner of Hampshire as it borders with Surrey, Gorilla Spirits' Distillery in Upton Grey is where they make their award winning spirits, all whilst donating £1 from every bottle to

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Buyer's Pick...TrueStart Coffee

Buyer's Pick...TrueStart Coffee

11 June 2019

Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a trio of coffees from TrueStart. TrueStart Cold Brew Coffeeis a wild for life young Bristol brand with incredible flavours, strong ethics and loads of personality. New to Nectar this month, TrueStart's range of three delicious flavoured Cold Brew Coffees,Original Black,Vanilla Coconutand<a href="https://www.nectar.net/product/tru007/truestart-chillichocolate-cold-brew-coffee" target="_bl

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The Story Began in 1988

The Story Began in 1988

10 June 2019

The story of Longbottom & Co began in 1988 when the founders, Ed & Greg, met at school. They've been making mischief together ever since. With a shared love of all that's delicious, they'd always wanted to finally do justice to the hot sauces, and Bloody (and Virgin) Mary's that they loved. So, in 2009, they started experimenting with hot sauce as a hobby. Their...

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Buyer's Pick...Bellfield

Buyer's Pick...Bellfield

06 June 2019

Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is the Gluten-free range from Bellfield. Set up in Edinburgh in 2016, Bellfield is the UK's first dedicated gluten-free brewery. Bellfield has a simple goal: to brew exceptional beer that is also gluten-free and vegan so that anyone, regardless of their dietary requirements, can enjoy it. The beers are brewed in...

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The Story of Two Families across Three Centuries

The Story of Two Families across Three Centuries

05 June 2019

Graham's has always been a pioneer. Graham's was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal's Douro Valley in 1890 and is now at the cutting edge of innovation in winemaking techniques. Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham's wines. They too have been involved with Port and...

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A Celebration of the 'Returned Soldiers Settlement Act'

A Celebration of the 'Returned Soldiers Settlement Act'

04 June 2019

Originating in France, the chardonnay grape is known for its versatility, and for being a long-standing favourite of Australia. Victoria, Australia, has some 20 plus wine regions to discover, producing some of Australia's most consistent top wines. Soldier's Block, produced by Boutinot, is a celebration of the 'Returned Soldiers Settlement Act' of 1915, when returning Australian soldiers were rewarded with 'blocks' of land, which led...

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Millionaire is in Cans!

Millionaire is in Cans!

31 May 2019

Millionaire has joined other Wild Cans to complete their ever-growing lineup on our shelves. What makes Millionaire so great you ask? Wild Beer Co only use specialty Munich Malt for its base - they're much higher quality than standard dark malts, and it's what gives Millionaire the incredible, full mouthfeel which is rare in a relatively low ABV beer. They use...

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Drink and Think Better

Drink and Think Better

29 May 2019

The team at Powderkeg love beer unashamedly. Not only because it tastes fantastic, but because it can bring happiness by bringing people together to cut loose, have a good time and put the world to rights. Their approach may be modern, but this tradition is a major influence on what they do. In turn, they try to sow a few...

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How Lo can you go? Van de Streek LA IPA

How Lo can you go? Van de Streek LA IPA

24 May 2019

The brewery was set up by brothers Roland and Sander Van De Streek who began brewing beer in 2010 in their flat in Utrecht, the Netherlands. At first, the brothers had no intention of starting to brew commercially, but in 2013 they started a crowdfunding campaign and the brand was born. The Netherlands has been developing a fantastic reputation in...

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Supersize your Saomi!

Supersize your Saomi!

24 May 2019

La Tordera have been in the wine business since 1918, so they know their wine! They nestle in the heart of the Prosecco Superiore DOCG area between Venice and the Dolomites. Steeped in tradition as you would expect the family Vettoretti are also very forward looking. They follow what they describe as a Natural Balance approach which for them means...

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Where all good ideas begin...

Where all good ideas begin...

22 May 2019

Like many great ideas (and half of the Finnish population), the idea for Kyrö Distillery Company was conceived in a sauna by a group of friends with a shared love of rye whisky. Watch this video for an insight into Kyrö's founding story, the distillery of new Finnish gin, Napue. <img src="/files/news/00000863/kyro-napue-ig-1080x1080-150dpi.jpg" title="" alt="" align="right" width="350" style="margin-left: 10px;"...

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Don't Discard it! drink it!

Don't Discard it! drink it!

20 May 2019

Cascara is the discarded fruit of the coffee bean, and every year billions of these are thrown away to rot after the coffee beans are extracted. So in an age where we are all much more aware of and supportive of more sustainable products, Discarded comes along. It's a sweet vermouth made by infusing alcohol with cascara, and actually the...

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A taste of the Hedgerow!

A taste of the Hedgerow!

17 May 2019

Fruit Cider continues to dominate sales growth for the bar, and we've got just the fruit variety for you from Cornish Orchards - Hedgerow - now on draught! (We also have it in bottles). Hedgerow Cider is the first cider Chris Newton, head cider maker at Cornish Orchards, and his team have developed solo since Andy Atkinson retired. This delicious...

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Zesty and chocolatey......it's a winner then!

Zesty and chocolatey......it's a winner then!

15 May 2019

So what's not to like, gin, with a zesty chocolatey twist. All the things you like in a glass....citrus gins have been around for centuries, but this modern take is also inspired by the popular flavour combination of chocolate and orange. Sipsmith's have dialled up the juniper and using an age-old tradition, sweetened with plenty of liquorice. Next they add an...

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Sustainable Cider...

Sustainable Cider...

14 May 2019

Many people who have apples trees in their back gardens don't know what to do with all the fruit. That's where Bushel + Peck come in - using surplus fruit to make the finest cider. It's a sustainable way of making cider, using locally available fruit that might otherwise go to waste. The team at Bushel + Peck truly...

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Behind the Scenes... Nigel picks an order!

Behind the Scenes... Nigel picks an order!

14 May 2019

Our MD is on a quest, a journey to understand each area of our Nectar operation better. Recently, Nigel joined our Warehouse Manager Rich out on the floor to learn what happens when an order is picked and wrapped ready for delivery next day... he may well have picked your order! Why not grab a drink and watch this...

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Defend the beer!

Defend the beer!

13 May 2019

Now in its seventh year Brooklyn Beer's Defender is is here to celebrate. This year it's an heroically hopped golden IPA with a decidedly refreshing finish. Its striking new design calls back to the arcade graphics and comic book artists Brooklyn have always loved, lending a classic look to its new strength. Brooklyn Defender IPA features strong notes of...

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Mix it up with Island Oasis....

Mix it up with Island Oasis....

10 May 2019

Since they started it all in 1984 with the first frozen strawberry daquiri, they've helped create incredible drinks everywhere for the professional bartender. Their flavor creations in the cocktail mixes are authentic and made with natural ingredients. They're also versatile, so whether you're at a restaurant, pub or bar, products can easily be incorporated into your beverage menus....

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Gritchie has arrived.....

Gritchie has arrived.....

09 May 2019

Guy Ritchie has many talents it seems - his latest venture shows off his creativity but also his love of beer. From his Wiltshire base, his Angel's Lore lager and Session IPA have made their way to Nectar ready for distribution across the south. These lines stand alongside cask ales Moon Lore and English Lore. "I've always been a...

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New this Month...Hayman's

New this Month...Hayman's

09 May 2019

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a hopped gin from Hayman's. Since 1863 five generations of the Haymans family have acted as custodians of the True English Gin style - providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Throughout these 150 years, they have been proud to distil their gins using the same family...

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GABOR MOLNAR... The Pig Hotel

GABOR MOLNAR... The Pig Hotel

16 April 2019

As they say, a dilapidated and overgrown walled kitchen garden, tucked away in the grounds of a tired country house hotel in the New Forest has a lot to answer for... and since 2011, this has led the way to inform everything The Pig does in the kitchen and mixology. For this Mixologist's Diary feature we caught up with...

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Meet the Producer... Rupert, Conker Spirits

Meet the Producer... Rupert, Conker Spirits

24 April 2019

Conker Spirits began life as Rupert's dream to get out of the big smoke, today his range includes three delicious gins and a stunning cold brew coffee liqueur, all distilled in their Dorset distillery. Fast-forward 6 years, and it's clear the leap of faith was worth it. Meet Rupert in this short video as he (re) introduces his range to...

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Behind the Scenes at our Hackney Trade Day!

Behind the Scenes at our Hackney Trade Day!

17 April 2019

Meet Bella from Longflint Drinks, flavoursome craft drinks made with their favourite independent producers: Sacred Spirits, East London Liquor and QiuQuiRiQui Joven Mezcal. Watch Bella tell you a little about Longflint and why she wants to meet you at our Trade show! Shop Longflint here. <br style="

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Meet Alex, co-founder of Long Tail Mixers

Meet Alex, co-founder of Long Tail Mixers

25 March 2019

With a new selection of innovative drinks to our portfolio this spring, we invited a handful of our suppliers into HQ so our teams could meet them, understand more and taste their new drinks. Alex from Long Tail Mixers chatted to us about the experience and how Long Tail came about! Meet Alex in this short video and discover dark...

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Will Price, Mugshot

Will Price, Mugshot

13 December 2018

Our Mixologist's Diary is back, and this edition we headed to bustling Brizzle to chat about two of our favourite topics - food and (of course) drink with Will Price from Mugshot as he prepares for the Christmas onslaught. If you've not been to Bristol in the last year you've missed this fantastic independent restaurant and bar with a...

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Mixologist Diary - Circo Bar

Mixologist Diary - Circo Bar

12 November 2018

Nestled within the cobbled streets of Bath, is an underground bar that offers a chic blend of the old and new; whilst fun takes centre stage in their mixology ethos. Circo Bar has one of the most extensive back bars, with a stunning array of cocktails on offer, as well as a comprehensive champagne, wine and spirits list, served...

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CAT DUERR, RAOULS BAR

CAT DUERR, RAOULS BAR

With summer beaming at us from all angles, we chatted all things rum with Cat from Raoul's bar and caught up on what they're doing in Oxford, as part of our mixologist's diary. Established in 1979, Raoul's Bar and liquor store is a space for Cat and the team to create. This is where their passion for mixology...

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Elliott Skehel, Lab 22

Elliott Skehel, Lab 22

In the heart of Cardiff is Lab 22, a unique venue offering a truly scientific approach to your sense of mixology enjoyment. Sleek and chic yet abundant in character, Lab 22 is the place where real magic happens. A place where elements collide and senses come alive. Lab 22 encourages the extraordinary and encourages the unusual. A creative cocktail bar...

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Hannah Wainright, The Treehouse

Hannah Wainright, The Treehouse

This August we're heading over to Beaconsfield to meet Hannah Wainwright of The Treehouse and Laurie Othen who have 'talked all things tequila' with us. The Treehouse was first established in 2010 and is part of Drinkwell Bars, a small bar group in the Chilterns. The Treehouse specialises in fantastic cocktails, a proportion of which are made with products made...

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